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[AV-ə-tahr]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Sanskrit, late 18th century

1.

An icon or figure representing a particular person in video games, internet forums, etc.

2.

A manifestation of a deity or released soul in bodily form on earth; an incarnate divine teacher (mainly in Hinduism).

Examples of Avatar in a sentence

"Derek’s avatar on the text thread is a cartoon."

"Meghan chose the fox as her avatar in the video game."

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